in at an ast nom cal high tide as well. add a rainfall from anywhere from 6 to 12 inches of rain. they are going to have coastal flooding, flooding inland and the wind, there are high wind warnings, we are talking from virginia up to boston and as far west as west virginia. we are talking 60 million people. because of the high winds, we expect massive power outages throughout the area. as it moves on shore, it's going to be long term. it's going to last 72 hours. we are talking people who could be without power for at least ten days. that, as you know, will take it into election day. what will people do if they can't get to the voting booth or the voting booths don't have power? it's going to be a mess over the next 72 hours. david? >> al roker, thank you very much. we'll be watching that. don't forget early voting going on as well. we want to bring in chuck todd. we have our october surprise now. it's hurricane sandy. as we get closer to election day, identify for me the two or three states you think we ought to be focusing on. >> it's obvious. look at the battleground map here.